Charles Moreau http://ripr.org en Fomer Mayor Of Central Falls Charles Moreau Walks Free http://ripr.org/post/fomer-mayor-central-falls-charles-moreau-walks-free <p>Charles Moreau, the former mayor of Central Falls is a free man.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Moreau served thirteen months of a two-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to corruption charges.</p><p>However, in separate case, a federal appeals court found the same charges did not constitute criminal activity.</p><p>Moreau’s conviction was vacated on the grounds that he would plead guilty to a new charge of bribery.</p><p>U.S. Attorney General Peter Neronha says that while he’s unhappy the Moreau walked free, at least Moreau was convicted of a new charge.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:01:18 +0000 John Bender 29814 at http://ripr.org Fomer Mayor Of Central Falls Charles Moreau Walks Free Former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau May See Prison Release http://ripr.org/post/former-central-falls-mayor-charles-moreau-may-see-prison-release <p>Former Central Falls mayor Charles Moreau could find himself a free man as early&nbsp; as Friday, despite his conviction for corruption.&nbsp; A ruling in another case has through his conviction into question because he guilty to taking a gratuity.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:35:48 +0000 Scott MacKay 29743 at http://ripr.org Former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau May See Prison Release Ex-Central Falls Mayor Moreau slated to get out of prison early http://ripr.org/post/ex-central-falls-mayor-moreau-slated-get-out-prison-early <p>Former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau could be freed as early as Friday from federal prison, according to a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha.</p><p>Moreau was convicted of bribery and has served 13 months of his 2-year sentence in a Maryland federal prison. Since his conviction, a federal appeals court has ruled in an unrelated case involving a businessman and a legislator in Puerto Rico. That ruling said federal law does&nbsp; not ``criminalize gratuities’’ and dismissed the charges against both men.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:51:43 +0000 Scott MacKay 29703 at http://ripr.org Diossa Runs Unopposed For Mayor of Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/diossa-runs-unopposed-mayor-central-falls <p>Central Falls Mayor James Diossa won’t have any competition when he seeks re-election this fall.&nbsp; Diossa won election last year as the first Latino mayor in the predominantly minority city.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Diossa will have a clean shot to win a three-year term when Central Falls voters go to the polls in November. The 28-year-old mayor says he’s humbled by what he calls a vote of confidence in his leadership.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 21408 at http://ripr.org Diossa Runs Unopposed For Mayor of Central Falls Sunday Voter Registration Deadline for Central Falls Special Election http://ripr.org/post/sunday-voter-registration-deadline-central-falls-special-election <p>Since James Diossa’s swearing in as Mayor of Central Falls, his former seat on the City Council has sat empty. Steven Corrales is running unopposed for this seat in a special election this March 26<sup>th</sup>. As Rhode Island Public Radio’s Jehane&nbsp; Samaha reports, time is running out for Central Falls voters to register.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Jehane Samaha 10826 at http://ripr.org Central Falls Moves Forward on Ethics; Senate Compromise on Ethics Commission Remains Elusive http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-moves-forward-ethics-senate-compromise-ethics-commission-remains-elusive <p></p><p>The tiny city of <a href="http://www.centralfallsri.us/">Central Falls</a>&nbsp; is moving ahead Thursday evening with what is considered one of the toughest ethics reforms for a small municipality in the country,&nbsp; even as efforts to restore state Ethics Commission oversight of the General Assembly <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/effort-to-strengthen-ethics-commission-remains-uncertain/">continue to languish</a>.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:08:47 +0000 Ian Donnis 10742 at http://ripr.org Central Falls Moves Forward on Ethics; Senate Compromise on Ethics Commission Remains Elusive Neronha calls Moreau a reminder of warped political ethics in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/neronha-calls-moreau-reminder-warped-political-ethics-rhode-island <p></p><p>US Attorney <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/ri/">Peter Neronha</a> says<a href="http://www.ripr.org/post/former-central-falls-mayor-sentenced-2-years-prison"> the sentencing this week</a> of former Central Falls mayor Charles Moreau is a stark reminder of a blinkered view of public service held by a string of corrupt Rhode Island politicians.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:36:48 +0000 Ian Donnis 10425 at http://ripr.org Neronha calls Moreau a reminder of warped political ethics in Rhode Island Wednesday, February 13, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/wednesday-february-13-2013 <p>Former Central Falls mayor Charles Moreau is being sent to prison.&nbsp; Plastic grocery bags may be banned in Rhode Island.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%20of%2013%20Feb%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:43:10 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10263 at http://ripr.org Former Central Falls mayor sentenced to 2 years in prison http://ripr.org/post/former-central-falls-mayor-sentenced-2-years-prison <p></p><p>Former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine for accepting gifts from a man who received lucrative city contracts.&nbsp; Moreau will leave behind a wife and two young sons when he reports to prison March 4<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>Charles Moreau’s hands trembled as Judge Jack McConnell handed down his sentence: 24 months in a federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a hefty fine.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:32:42 +0000 Flo Jonic 10221 at http://ripr.org Former Central Falls mayor sentenced to 2 years in prison Wrangling over who controls Central Falls heads to court http://ripr.org/post/wrangling-over-who-controls-central-falls-heads-court <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A Superior Court judge will meet Wednesday with the two sides wrangling over control of Central Falls. Attorneys for the state-appointed receiver say by state law it’s up to the receiver to decide when it’s time to step away. But a lawyer representing some city council members says the time limit on receivership is up.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:08:52 +0000 Catherine Welch 8443 at http://ripr.org Wrangling over who controls Central Falls heads to court